BONUS SCENE – When Are You? – Lucas’s Return

This is a bonus scene for When Are You?, but it’ll stand alone as a fun little scene even if you haven’t read the novel it spins off from.

In the novel, Lucas Schmidt is a minor but fun side character. So minor, that beta readers who haven’t read the completed story are scratching their heads if they’re reading this and mumbling, “Who the heck is Lucas?” Still, Lucas added an interesting twist to the story, and a way to better show some pertinent information that happens late in Leo and Vinnie’s story.

However, since the novel is all from Vinnie and/or Leo’s POV, once Lucas gets shoved back through the portal, we are left with only our imaginations to wonder what happens next in his life. This scene is from Lucas’s POV and picks up immediately after he’s pushed through the portal, back to the present.

Originally posted in my June, 2020 newsletter using 20 prompt words provided by newsletter subscribers.

BONUS SCENE – Of Rats and Cats (From February, 2020 Newsletter)

🐀 😸 I wrote this piece for my February, 2020 newsletter after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV. My humorous meet-cute short story, Of Rats and Cats, is set in Kansas City, so I figured that would be a good story to add onto with a tie-in to the game. ~ ~ ~ If you haven’t read the short story yet, no worries. This scene might mean a little more to those who have, but it’ll stand alone just fine.

#FlashFictionFriday #FlashFic – Misadventures with Lucas and Josh (Reintroducing Midnight Encounter, Part 2)

Misadventures with Lucas and Josh Originally named “Midnight Encounter,” but in keeping with the naming convention of the rest of my flash fiction groupings with recurring characters, I’m renaming this collection, “Misadventures with Lucas and Josh.” Note: the name Henry was used in the original flashfic, but I’ve changed that name to Lucas (since I now use the name Henry for a main character in one of my books). This …

#FlashFictionFriday #FlashFic – Reintroducing Midnight Encounter, Part 1

Midnight Encounter I’m reviving another bit of flash fiction I first wrote years and years ago: Midnight Encounter. The name Henry was used in the original flashfic, but I’ve changed that name to Lucas (since I now use the name Henry for a main character in one of my books). This is the first of two (reworked) parts that introduce these characters. I hope to continue their story. Part 1 …

#FlashFictionFriday May 4, 2018 – Misadventures with Andy and Grant

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash. Today’s flash fiction uses the 7 words/phrases (inflatable flamingo – soda – orange – edamame – goldfish – lawyer – castle) that were left in the comments of the April 27 FFF post, plus the 5 …

#FlashFictionFriday April 13, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash. This one uses these 5 words/phrases from a random word generator: folk music – team – seem – ordinary – discount And these 10 words that were left in the comments of the April 6 …

#FlashFictionFriday March 23, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash. This one uses the 6 words/phrases: shea butter – cherry blossom – pink sharpie – scilicet – telegenic – aardvark …that were left in the comments of the March 9 FFF post and the March 16 …

#FlashFictionFriday Feb 23, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash. This one uses the 4 words: tea – fireworks – hay – horripilation …that were left in the comments of the Feb 16 FFF post. Here are a couple bonus images (from Deposit Photos) that …

#FlashFictionFriday 2017-Feb-16 – Cultivating Love Alternate Universe #1 Scene 8

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in the comments of last week’s post: magical – floating unicorn I used these prompts to continue the Alternate Universe #1 thread for Cultivating Love that I started a while back. IMPORTANT NOTE: The action in the “What If” Alternate Universe scenes start before Ed’s father is tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. The action in these scenes is NOT consistent with the published story, …

Valentine #FlashFic – Captain Jack and the Snack Attack #FlashFiction #AmWriting

Nell Iris kindly dropped some prompt words on me when I moaned about my uncooperative muse, and they did the trick inspiring this little Valentine’s Day epilogue scene for Captain Jack and the Snack Attack. Here are the words: chocolate – movie-tickets – cactus – eyepatch – strap-on – poopastrophy – fluff – dead rat – grumpy – yuck And here’s the scene (told from Gordie’s 3rd-person POV): Click here for …

#FlashFictionFriday – Feb. 9, 2018 – King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate BONUS SCENE #FlashFic #AmWriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in the comments of last week’s post: mutatis mutandis – mansuetude And now everyone reading this can join me in a round of “Nell is a big meanie” for leaving me with those prompt words! 🤪 Nah…just kidding. Nell is the sweetest of the sweet! And actually, the words worked out quite nicely, I think, so maybe we should give Nell a …

#FlashFictionFriday – Feb. 2, 2018 – ’Til Death Do Us Part – Alt. Universe Final Bonus Scene (Part 5) #FlashFic #AmWriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the word left in the comments of last week’s post: nervous Once again, I didn’t add any additional words from a random word generator. I already had enough inspiration about what I wanted to do with the scene. I did manage to make this single word the very first on in the scene, though. 😁 I used those words to continue and conclude the “ALTERNATE …

#FlashFictionFriday – Jan 26, 2018 – ’Til Death Do Us Part – Alt. Universe Bonus Scene Part 4 #FlashFic #AmWriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the 2 words left in the comments of last week’s post: Batman – lunch I didn’t add any additional words from a random word generator this time. I already had enough inspiration about what I wanted to do with the scene. I used those words to continue the “ALTERNATE UNIVERSE” bonus scene for ’Til Death Do Us Part that I started a few weeks ago. This week …

#FlashFictionFriday – Jan 19, 2018 – ’Til Death Do Us Part – Alt. Universe Bonus Scene Part 3 #FlashFic #AmWriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the 3 words/phrases left in the comments of last week’s post: tea – fuzzy socks – cardigan …and these five words from a random word generator (see screenshot below): choke – place – sticks – trite – tough I used those words to continue the “ALTERNATE UNIVERSE” bonus scene for ’Til Death Do Us Part that I started a couple weeks ago. This week it’s “only” a little …